It's a wonder why any of us choose to travel in the height of summer when springtime sees sunshine flood many of Europe's stunning destinations. Dodge the busy crowds and explore some of the world's most beautiful locations at your own pace with a wealth of experiences and luxury hotels waiting for you.
When it comes to picturesque places perfect for spring travel, the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos promises white-washed villages, glorious blue skies, and one of Greece's most glamorous destinations. Experience contemporary-style beachfront living at it's best with a stay at Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos - home to the only private sandy beach on the island, luxury guest rooms with lavish beach-chic interiors, and Mykonos Social - Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton's first restaurant in the Mediterranean.
Famous for its distinctive air of romance and unique architecture, the captivating city of Venice offers an ideal location for springtime travel. Explore the dreamy 'City of Bridges' and experience incredible art, ornate palaces, before taking advantage of the opportunity to soak up the local history and culture as you enjoy a gondola ride down the iconic canals. Steeped in history and just steps away from the Bridge of Sighs, Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice encompasses three elegantly restored palaces (dating as far back as the 14th century) and promises pure elegance with antique furnishings, ceilings decorated with gold leaf, and incredible views of the city.
Home to rolling hills covered in pine forests and heaps of olive trees, the island of Corfu is perfect for those looking to travel in spring, boasting beautiful golden beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a wealth of unspoilt islands nearby. The allure of Corfu doesn't stop at its natural beauty though, with amazing luxury resorts not far from the UNESCO-listed Old Town, such as the glamourous Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Corfu, set on its own private beach. This adults-only hideaway is perfect for those looking for something special and offers a range of carefully crafted excursions that are designed to showcase the bounty and beauty of the 'Emerald Isle'.
With endless possibilities for luxury travel destinations in the summer, it can be hard to know where you want to go with so many options for hot weather and distinctive accommodation. From romantic retreats to fun-filled family getaways, you'll love everything we have to offer for your ultimate summer holiday.
Boasting golden beaches, soaring cliffs, and a warm Mediterranean climate, The Algarve is an ideal destination for summer travels for the whole family. Spend time exploring the vibrant towns and quaint villages rich with culture, enjoy a picnic on a secluded beach cove, or play a game of golf on a championship course (considered one of the best in the world), the choice is yours. Home to a variety of super-luxe rooms, suites, townhouses, and family-friendly villas, Pine Cliffs, a luxury Collection Resort in sunny Algarve is an ideal destination for families with their amazing kid's club (with two acres of play space) and an abundance of activities for adults too!
Known for its amazing sea views and picturesque sunsets, you may think of Santorini as a romantic destination for couples, but there is a wealth of family-friendly resorts and experiences waiting for you on this crescent-shaped isle. Inspired by and built around a 400-year-old winery, Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, Santorini, promises breath-taking Cycladic architecture, rich history, and expert staff, along with the unmatched Nafiska Estate. This beautiful hotel also offers thrilling experiences for adults and children alike, such as cooking lessons, snorkelling adventures, and more.
Located in the Peloponnese region of sunny Greece, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort is understandably adored by active families in the Summer. Home to an abundance of fantastic facilities, families can enjoy the sun as they visit the resort's very own waterpark, spend some time at the bowling lanes, enjoy a delicious meal in one of the resort's 14 distinctive dining venues, or visit the soothing Anazoe Spa while the kids enjoy time at one of the two children's clubs at The Westin Resort next door - Cocoon for tots up to 3 years and SandCastle for 4 to 12-year-olds, plus an exciting youth club for teens during the summer months.
Don't want your summer to end and looking to avoid the busy summer crowds? Autumn is the ideal time to travel for those who want a sunny retreat before the festive season and we're here to help you enjoy your ultimate luxury holiday.
Get back to the sun with an autumn holiday to Mallorca, with sunny skies, fewer tourists, and unique seasonal cultural activities such as local fiestas and sports competitions, you're sure to enjoy the crown jewel of Spain's Balearic Islands. With the calm Mediterranean Sea stretching out in front and the rugged peaks of the Tramuntana Mountains towering behind its stunning façade, The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort promises a relaxing stay in paradise. With top-notch service in each of the resort's 125 guestrooms and suites, along with Michelin starred restaurant Es Fum, you can expect an unforgettable experience at this luxury resort.
Once the centre of the Minoan civilisation and home of Olympian god Zeus, Crete is the largest and most diverse of Greece's islands, boasting beach weather in autumn. Hidden along the Elounda coast of Crete is Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, promising a cool, Cretan atmosphere throughout the 251 ultra-luxurious suites, bungalows, and private villas spread across 143 acres. Enjoy this home away from home as you soak up the sun and unrivalled island style before enjoying incredible views from the resort's exclusive beach club, treating yourself to an evening of inventive cuisine at one of the authentic restaurants, catching a film at the alfresco cinema before visiting the resort's luxurious spa.
As the cold days and dark nights of the British winter arrive, you may be left dreaming of escaping the chill of the colder months and wishing for the warm days of summer. But if you don't want to wait that long for a luxury escape, there are plenty of beautiful destinations that offer the ultimate winter getaway.
Blessed with year-round sunshine and only a short flight away, the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands promises warm temperatures, golden beaches, and a wealth of snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities all year. Set within a 400-acres oceanfront estate and long adored for its spacious subtropical setting, The Ritz-Calrton, Abama, boasting world-class facilities (like an 18-hole golf-course, unique fine dining opportunities, and a two Michelin-starred restaurant) and luxury accommodation is the ideal destination for a winter break. This timeless island retreat also offers the largest Ritz Kids in Europe and The Zone, a family-friendly entertainment hub with a host of fun activities for kids of all ages.
Dodge the cold in dreamy Dubai this winter as you swap grey skies and icy mornings for dramatic mountain ranges and golden beaches with glistening blue waters. Located alongside the Dubai Marina Walk and set in front of a sweeping private beach, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai promises Arabian elegance and personalised service throughout your stay. Make sure to indulge in Club Lounge access to enjoy daily complimentary drinks and food presentations before enjoying sometime in the adults-only pool while the little ones are busy having plenty of fun at the Ritz Kid's programme.
Rich in history and culture, the 'Garden City of the Gulf' is the perfect destination for a winter getaway, offering green boulevards and a warm, sunny climate all-year round. From sand-skiing to souk shopping, there's something for everyone here in winter and no better place to return after a day's adventure than The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. Nestled on a pristine beach and promising the signature St. Regis butler service, this contemporary resort presents a serene escape just minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and the Saadiyat Cultural District. Make sure to visit the rejuvenating Iridium Spa, bask in the sun on the private beach, enjoy the six destination restaurants and bars, or engage in the wealth of authentic experiences.